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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)22:35 UTC+1 No.5499831 Report

How do you get into the habit of using fresh herbs?

I love fresh herbs, but the shelf life versus dried just means that you have to plan out every single dish you cook, or stick to a certain style otherwise succumb to the spoilage.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)22:36 UTC+1 No.5499837 Report

>>5499831
Just use dried.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)22:41 UTC+1 No.5499863 Report

I know that feel.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)22:42 UTC+1 No.5499871 Report

>>5499831
just keep whatever herbs you use growing in your kitchen and clip as needed
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)22:44 UTC+1 No.5499880 Report

>>5499831
>>5499837

You grow them, idiots.
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)00:00 UTC+1 No.5500043 Report

For me, part of getting into the habit of using more fresh everything has been going to the store more frequently and buying ingredients for what I plan to make over the next few days.

One of the big draws of canned/packaged/dried/frozen food is you can stick them on a shelf/freezer for months. It's a hard thing to give up.
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)00:44 UTC+1 No.5500130 Report

>>5499831
I grow them. That said, my favorite herb, terragon, doesn't grow well where I live
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)00:46 UTC+1 No.5500132 Report

>>5499831
smoke them herbacious substances, ask questions l8r
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)00:52 UTC+1 No.5500145 Report

>>5499880
>>5500130
starting tips?

I would really like easy basil, parsley, and maybe chilis.
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Borneo 06/08/14(Sun)00:59 UTC+1 No.5500164 Report

>>5500145
basil and chives are ridiculously easy to grow, you just leave them somewhere sunny and water them a little once a day and more when they look wilty
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)01:02 UTC+1 No.5500171 Report

>that you have to plan out every single dish you cook, or stick to a certain style otherwise succumb to the spoilage.

grow them on a window sill then you have fresh herbs whenever you want without the fear of spoilage
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)01:52 UTC+1 No.5500316 Report

>>5500145
basil and parsley are super simple. sun, warm, water
chilis it depends on the type of pepper and your weather. What agricultural zone are you in? regardless, if you are N hemisphere it is possibly too late to start from seed this year. you can probably still get away with a stated plant
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)02:12 UTC+1 No.5500354 Report

>>5500164
Basil and chives are great and easy to grow. So is oregano, parsley and mint. Watch out for mint especially, if you plant it in the ground and don't keep it in check, it'll spread like a weed. Rosemary grows pretty well too but it needs to get plenty of sun and you need to make sure not to over-water it.
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)02:20 UTC+1 No.5500376 Report

>>5500316
yep, WI

Planting season was about two months ago. I'm looking into the more simpler inside-through-a-window grows.
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)06:07 UTC+1 No.5501079 Report

Do they make kits?
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